Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Premeditations" Teaser

"Premediations" clocks in at nearly 4,000 words with 7 science fiction and fantasy stories:

  • The Articles of Faith of United Cookies
  • Dream House
  • Basking in His Glory
  • Far Away, with Megaera
  •  The Persistent Unicorn
  • Throwing Stones
  • I Must Be Dead
You'll be able to preorder soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Premeditations" Cover Reveal

Here is the cover for my upcoming speculative fiction collection by Folded Word!

Thank you, JS Graustein (@grayestone)!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Premeditations" Chapbook Coming Soon!

I'm excited to announce that Folded Word is publishing a collection of my speculative fiction as a chapbook, "Premeditations"! "Premeditations" contains 7 pieces of short fiction and clocks in at nearly 4 thousand words.

Stay tuned for a cover reveal, teasers, and ordering information!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Out Now: "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories" By Alex Shvartsman

"Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories" by Alex Shvartsman just released! If you missed my review, click the link below to read more about why I enjoyed Shvartsman's stories.

"Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories is a solid, quality collection worthy of a speculative fiction fan's bookshelf." - Michelle Ristuccia

[Buy direct: Paperback | E-book]

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

How To Write With Kids

A year ago today, I abruptly stopped editing my Nanowrimo novel to participate in the miracle of having my insides cut open to yank out a tiny human. My writing hiatus ends now, and since this is my third child, I've got a plan for how to jump back into writing.

Happy birthday, Linden! Mommy's running off to live with the squirrels! Enjoy your cupcakes.

How To Write with Kids:
1. Leave out snacks. Kids like candy, cupcakes, and chips. Remember that tiny humans are still very short (especially if they are MY tiny humans), so you may as well leave the food out in bowls on the floor.

2. Pretend to be deaf. What? I can't hear you! I'm sure that Jimmy can patch his eye by himself. This is how you learn not to hit each other, children.

3. Everything is closed. The other stores heard that Chick-fil-a is closed on Sundays and they got jealous. Marbles, jump houses, and everything else is closed for the rest of the winter.

4. Remove all the clocks. Your kids don't need to know that you are putting them to bed an hour early, and since you're deaf, you can't hear that they need a drink of water after the lights are out. See someone fighting in the middle of the day? Oh, must be nap time! Again!

5. Supply books and DVDs, preferably ones that teach children how to get dressed, make a sandwich, pour milk, mop up milk, vacuum up chips, brush their teeth, nap, apologize for hitting Jimmy, and first aid.

6. Get a babysitter. HAHAHA! (Wait. Do you know one that takes cupcakes as payment?)